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Help me find the best room deal on the strip for october!

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by max85, May 24, 2015.

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  1. max85

    max85 Tourist

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    hey guys
    thanks for reading and making some suggestions!
    All my comp nights have dried up at cet properties and i dont get any comps at mlife. Through cet i can get 9 nights at linq for $950 and my other options are just bellagio and aria for the normal poker room rates.

    Last trip i stayed at Ballys for 7 nights for $52 plus resort fees and tax.

    Im trying to find some good deals at mid to upper end casinos on the strip.

    If you have any suggestions i would really appreciate it.

    I will be visiting october 7th til 16th - 9 nights.

    cheers
     
  2. g8rb8k8

    g8rb8k8 Low-Roller

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    Try smartervegas.com and see what they have for promo codes for your timeframe.
     
  3. nickle

    nickle Low-Roller

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    Keep checking the TR web site. The prices change regularly, and it is possible that the comp rooms for low rollers have not yet been posted (best I can get is $486 plus tax and resort fee at Linq).
    The other reason for high prices is big conventions in town...may be a couple during your visit.
     
  4. abileneblues

    abileneblues Low-Roller

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    Definitely google for Las Vegas conferences. When I was looking to book and saw high prices for weekdays during our stay, they almost always lined up with a conference at the hotel.

    Also, if you see a rate that is not a total deal-breaker at a hotel you want to stay at, you might go ahead and book it if you can live with the first night charge they'll put on your card. You can have that as your basis of comparison as new specials or offers come in. If you see something better, cancel and re-book.

    Two years running, I had booked at one hotel that I always wanted to stay at, but ended up getting a really good offer (even though I'm a low, low roller) at another hotel. I switched even though I wanted to stay at the other hotel more because the price difference was enough to fund some other activities.
     
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  5. max85

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    hey guys thanks for the responses and suggestions.
    My TR has zero comped nights and the rates are only slightly better than normal rates. IE Linq is still $100 per night incl resort fees and tax. Which i think is really expensive.
    Ill keep an eye out on smarter vegas.
    I booked Linq just to have a basis but i would prefer i better quality hotel
     
  6. JeJas

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    I would not book 9 nights all at one place.
    Find out the high price nights and stay at another hotel, could be much cheaper.
     
  7. Imperial_Palace_King

    Imperial_Palace_King High-Roller

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    Have you tried priceline or hotwire? I've gotten great deals on both. Never had to use it for Vegas however. Check out betterbidding.com to give you an idea of what hotel you might get.
     
  8. max85

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    im not sure why but those two sites are always really expensive way above tr and mlife (without comp nights).
    im happy to stay at two properties but ideally one.
     
  9. Imperial_Palace_King

    Imperial_Palace_King High-Roller

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    Have you tried bidding? Like I said I don't know about Vegas, but it's worth a shot. Probably a better shot if it's slow.
     
  10. max85

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    no i didnt i didnt want to bid blind on a hotel i may not like. i dont like the idea of spending $1-1.5k on a hotel picked by tthe site
     
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    spicole Low-Roller

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    With your original question and the responses, I have a few quick opinions:
    - I think you made a great decision to at least book something (Linq) while you continue to shop rates.
    - I generally like to book directly with the properties. They have the best cancellation policies and often (most?) times you get the best rates anyway. Sometimes the flexibility to cancel is worth it.
    - I am with you - I am *not* a fan of the bidding sites for Vegas trips. Others may disagree.
    - Agree to keep checking at the TR website for rate changes.
    - If you absolutely plan on playing enough poker, the poker rates at the nice properties you mentioned (B, Aria) may be worth considering.
    - Do consider changing properties. Nine days is a long stretch, and one move in that time shouldn't be too much of a burden and will help to mix it up. I agree with JeJas, it could help with minimizing the room rates overall.

    I sometimes use Vegas.com to quickly compare room rates. With your dates above...
    Many of the downtown properties are very cheap, but I understand this is not what you are looking for.
    There is a big jump in price from the mid-tier properties to the next level. For example, the base avg rate at Linq was $101, vs. $177 at Mirage and $185 at MGM Grand. Aria is $194. MB/Delano are very high, and all of the other top places are as well.

    The National Association of Convenience Stores, Inc. (NACS) has their annual meeting scheduled for Oct 12-14, with 30,000 attendees expected. Not huge by Vegas standards, but it may affect rates on those dates.

    Last thought - have you considered an air + hotel package? Sometimes you can get some decent discounts.

    Hope that helps. Good luck!
     
  12. Bommen

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    I think that with the help of better bedding you can pretty much narrow it down to one or two properties. If you want to save some money I'm sure this is a good way to do it. If you don't like one of the properties just look into something else.
     
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    I don't recall seeing it on this board, but I have seen people post getting good deals for V/P or the like. My problem is that I generally only get one Vegas trip per year, so I want to be in total control of booking everything. I don't count on upgrades, I book the room type I want to stay in (if they want to upgrade me from there, great) and if I want a limo, I book it and request the driver I like. I know my way may cost me more, but we set the baseline we want and make sure we get what we're looking for. After those are taken care of, we can be spontaneous.
     
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    i agree i want to be in control and know plus get excited about the quality of place or the savings gained.

    my trip is pretty much absolute poker. it will be solo for 9 nights so the poker rates are the most attractive for the upper end properties like Bellagio and Aria. Still, Bellagio will cost me $1733 USD for the 9 nights for the poker room rate. They require 6 hrs a day which is no problem.

    I just have never payed retail for rooms (besides first trip) in vegas. This will be my 8th or 9th trip (coming from australia) and usually get comped rooms through cet.........
     
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    simonay Low-Roller

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    Some of the priceline express deals offer hotels with bed choice available, i have used this feature twice to book cosmo at under $100 per night when the published rates were much much higher...

    The other thing is, if you go express deals and select 5* properties for your stay, you're hardly gonna end up with something terrible!
     
  16. Bommen

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    I totally agree with you and i do the same thing, when I'm on vacation the last thing i worry about is value and saving money i just want to relax and have a great time. OP however was looking for a deal and i just suggested this might be a good option if he was looking to save some money. I read somewhere that if you put some time into it with the help of better bidding you can in most cases figure out the exact hotel you are bidding at. Im however to lazy to read up on it, i just rather work an extra hour then spending all this time trying to save money.
     
  17. max85

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    i just jumped on priceline express deals
    its saying 5 star, northern strip for $132 per night....mmmm northern strip 5 star, maybe venetian/palazzo? wynn? (i doubt at that price) is there any way to find out which hotel it is?
     
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    Good luck, unfortunately CET has cut back on the comps (I'm a low roller and only way got my upcoming weekend fully comped at the Flamingo is to combine with another buddy's card on the reservation) . I agree with the previous posters regarding splitting your stay in a couple of spots. I've never stayed this long but wasn't sure if CET capped the # of comped/reduced rate nights unless a higher roller so it might be best to see if you can capitalize on deals you see between now and then and book across 2 hotels.

    Just to compare, I put in your dates and got $604 total for the Linq including the resort fees and taxes (comp 5 nights, had to pay for the Friday/Saturday and the last 2 nights). Harrahs and Rio were in the same range but everything else seemed higher.
     
  19. simonay

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    Have a look on the better bidding forums for LAs Vegas - http://www.betterbidding.com/index.php?app=hotel_lists&tid=85

    Suggests it could be Encore, Wynn, Palazzo/Venetian or Trump

    As well as the amenities list checker theres also discussions on bids here - http://www.betterbidding.com/index.php?showforum=115

    And there's also a recent thread that suggests that kind of pricepoint for the Venetian - http://www.betterbidding.com/index.php?showtopic=207591
     
  20. max85

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    thats great thanks mate for the info
    ill keep an eye out on that site - cheapest at the moment other that suspected trump is 299 per night
     
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